Hi guys. 2 years ago, I purchased a PCG-281M Sony Blu Ray desktop PC for £1350. After working Ok for that period, about a month ago, when watching a video file on youtube or something, the screen went all fuzzy and the PC locked up and crashed. When I went to reboot it, I discovered the PC was doing the same thing; I did a complete reinstallation thingy and it worked Ok again for a short while but then, hey presto, an hour or so in, fuzzy screen, reboot, grey dots all over the place followed by red blotches and green stripes and one seriously f---d PC.
Not at all happy as the computer has hardly been brilliant from the outset. The BluRay software has never worked properly from month four or five, and the people in the Sony Centre were predictably about as interested as a Muslim is in The Bible. I even tried running that bit of software on the machine that identifies 'hardware problems' but it found sod-all wrong. Some pictures of this wonderful machine and what it's doing can be seen here.
By the by, I also learnt three months ago that it wouldn't be possible to upgrade it to Windows 7 as Sony weren't supporting that. Or something. Sony Support is shite, and despite doing software installations again and again, the problem returns. In fact, I am now finding that the PC is just stuck on the 'windows is now starting for the first time....' screen.
What do I do? Bin the f-----g thing? Have gone out and bought a new desktop by a firm called MSI as I just couldn't be arsed with this amateurishness. Would never touch a Sony again.